Lorikeets tone it down as they look for love
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 3:39
City Parrots in Conflict, Trichoglosus haematodus - Rainbow Lorikeets, Urban parrots

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus). Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia. Image by David CookWE can all breathe a sigh of relief this month as one noisy neighbour turns down the decibels for spring.

The rainbow lorikeet can be a frustrating backyard visitor at times, due to its loud screeching and the chaotic noise the birds create when they get together in their roosting trees.

The noise can be a bit much sometimes, but the good news is that many of these flocks are currently dispersing as they spread out to look for nests.

Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife CEO Susanna Bradshaw said right now Gladstone lorikeets were looking for some good nesting spots to raise their chicks.

"They will be starting to nest in tree hollows or nest boxes and both parents will take care of the chicks," she said.

"These (rainbow) lorikeets are noisy communicators because they usually hang out in large groups, so they have a lot of other voices to compete with," said Ms Bradshaw.

"Yes it's true that rainbow lorikeets can be noisy little blighters at times, but humans can be just as troublesome for them if we cut down their nesting or roosting trees or when they become victims on our roads."

Make the most of rainbow lorikeets:

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